Functional vascular endothelial growth factor gene polymorphisms and diabetes: effect on coronary collaterals in patients with significant coronary artery disease.

@article{Lin2010FunctionalVE,
  title={Functional vascular endothelial growth factor gene polymorphisms and diabetes: effect on coronary collaterals in patients with significant coronary artery disease.},
  author={Tsung-Hsien Lin and Chiao-Ling Wang and Ho-Ming Su and Po-Chao Hsu and S. H. Juo and W C Voon and S. Shin and W D Lai and S F Sheu},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={411 21-22},
  pages={1688-93}
}
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a pivotal role in angiogenesis. This study tested the association between functional VEGF +405 C>G (rs2010963), -2578C>A (rs699947) polymorphisms, and coronary collaterals in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHOD The collateral scoring system developed by Rentrop was used to classify… CONTINUE READING